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Shakedown BBQ

668 Firehouse Rd, Grantville, PA 17028-9221
+1 717-469-4167
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pulled pork” (10 reviews)
“baked beans” (9 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
668 Firehouse Rd, Grantville, PA 17028-9221
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11 - 20 of 63 reviews

Reviewed July 24, 2016

Unexpected - out of the way - very little seating - not a typical restaurant. Who cares. The BBQ was great - its like the meats where cared for by hand daintily before put on your plate. The Tres sandwich was 3 meats. Killer. Can't...More

Thank FluffyChompers
Reviewed July 3, 2016

Great BBQ - but get there early as it closed at 7pm. You get a choice of regular or spicy sauce and we tried both. We tried the sampler with beef brisket, pulled pork and ribs. All were yummy. There is both indoor and outdoor...More

Thank dfett
Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Shakedown use to be THE SPOT for good BBQ in central pa. I recently stopped back out there after about a year since let last visit. I ordered the half rack of ribs ($16 btw) and they were just mediocre. Didn't love them but weren't...More

Thank Brandon T
Reviewed May 16, 2016

the restaurant is small with extremely limited indoor seating. Picnic tables outside in the sun. the food is mediocre compared to other BBQ that I have eaten around the country. The few times I tried it they were out of what I wanted to eat....More

Thank Potts44
Reviewed April 15, 2016

Shakedown is still unquestionably one of the better choices of bbq to get in central pa. That being said, there aren't many places good or otherwise to get bbq in this area around Harrisburg. I first discovered this small bbq joint just a street over...More

Thank BIG K
Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

Did not remember the quarter pound sandwiches last time we stopped, glad to see them. Hubby and I each ordered the quarter pound pulled pork. I had the Carolina sauce, hubby had the bar b q. My bottom bun was soggy because of the sauce....More

Thank guvhuney
Reviewed February 28, 2016

We make our own BBQ at home, and to be honest, this is just average Good portions, not greasy, but over priced. $15 for a Big Jim brisket sandwich ? You can get a steak dinner with two sides for that somewhere else. Here all...More

Thank Katie H
Reviewed December 15, 2015

Off the beaten path, pleasureable surprise! Greeted by happy enthusiastic knowlegable guy! Very tasty smoked pork, turkey and blueberry sausage! We went with the platter to share, so we would experience it all. The platter included yummy coleslaw, I mean really yummy and amazing fries,...More

Thank Lori K
Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

We found this using trip advisor. Great find!!! The menu is limited but the food is great. Most of the food is smoked so its a first come basis. The prices seem high but dont be fooled, you get a big helping. The staff is...More

Thank JJ M
Reviewed August 12, 2015

Go early because when they sell out- you are out of luck. Great brisket, awesome pulled pork and ribs. The chicken and sausage are probably great too, but they ran out. I would have given 5 stars, but they don't serve diet drinks. Just the...More

Thank eeclaire1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 668 Firehouse Rd, Grantville, PA 17028-9221
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Grantville
  • Phone Number: +1 717-469-4167
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